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Her Story: A Caregiver's Heart

By Guest Blogger Cassandra Savage

Recently I assumed a role I thought no longer fit me, since my two sons are old enough to feed and nurture themselves: I became a caregiver. 577 more words

Her Story

Telling Our Stories

On a Marengo Saskatchewan morning in 1925 my great-grandmother made a grisly discovery. She woke her 22-year-old son with the words, “Come see what your father has done.” 1,076 more words


Caregiving: Imperfections and Opportunities by Bob Ritzema

Caregiving: Imperfections and Opportunities by Bob Ritzema

I recently read an article by Next Avenue writer Chris Hewitt about Bob Morris’ book Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents. 638 more words

Quality Of Life

What I'm Holding Onto

My third period class got me thinking about my dad today; I can’t express how relieved I am that he did not live to see this last election cycle. 389 more words

Original Posts

Chicken scratch -- A new coop to call home

The chickens have officially crossed the road.

 A green ceramic chicken nested on my grandmother’s kitchen counter for as long as I can remember. She and my mama bought the fowl on their once-in-a-lifetime trip across the border to Old Mexico, as my grandmother called the colorful country she wanted so much to visit. 1,754 more words

When you're feeling gassed

Last night I just took a night off. The week had been full of workouts already. Morning swims on both Monday and Wednesday. Cycling all three days. 1,160 more words


Unexpected Blessings from a Hospital Room

Sometimes we gain the most from the people who have the least to give.

I stepped out of my mother’s house into the blazing summer heat feeling like a cloth twisted and wrung out, emerging flattened, from an old-fashioned washing machine. 710 more words